The goal of Memorial Reefs International is to help families, the community, and the environment by building artificial reefs. Together we can enhance coral generation, increase marine biomass, and provide an eco-friendly alternative to traditional burial.

By offering to dedicate your loved one’s cremated remains as a memorial in reef building material, their memory becomes a living treasure.

Reef Ball Memorials give life in passing.

Reef Balls are patented structures engineered to facilitate new coral growth, house an array of marine life, and withstand current and wave action.

Promote new coral growth.

We texturize the concrete's surface to give coral polyps an ideal landing pad for propagation.  It allows for the natural growth of new corals and will be supplemented by polyps harvested from coral nurseries.

Provide shelter to marine life.

The hollow shape also allows marine life to take shelter - essential for maintaining fish populations in coral colonies.   We are working along side marine biologists and local scientists to study the progression of coral growth on our Reef Balls.

Stand the test of time

The hollow inverted dome shape allows currents to pass through and around the ball, keeping it from tumbling around the ocean floor. For us, these holes additionally serve as a vault for cremains to be encased for eternity. Depending on local ocean conditions, we can also use various anchors to keep them in place. The concrete used in their construction is specially formulated to have the same PH as sea water. Reef Balls are constructed without metal rebar - which would disintegrate and compromise the structure over time.

We're providing more than a memorial. These are living specimens for marine biologists to use in their quest to repair the damage done by our global climate crisis.

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